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Pres. Bush Executive Order for Cooperative Conservation - August 26, 2004
Pres. George W. Bush directed the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency to promote cooperative conservative conservation, emphasizing local participation. he directed agencies to take appropriate account of and respect the interests of
persons with ownership or other legally recognized interests in land and natural resources. His directive requires an annual report on the implementation of the order by each agency to the President
's Council on Environmental Quality. It sets the stage for a White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation in one year.

Additional Helpful Organizations
Additional Helpful

The Fraser Institute

Center for Private Conservation
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Private Conservation Fund
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Center for Private Conservation
(promotes private conservation and private property ownership)

Additional Resources
Additional Resources

Managing Fish - Ten Case Studies from Canada's Pacific Coast - By Laura Jones, with Miriam Bixby, Foreword by David R. Boyes (The Fraser Institute, Vancouver, 2003)
Case studies of how fundamental changes in fisheries management, to individual Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs or IQs), were effective in solving the troubles besetting certain Canadian fisheries, such as halibut, sablefish and sea cucumber.


In-Depth Information

  • Michael Shaw"Abundance Ecology—The Liberty Garden" - By Michael Shaw, Freedom 21 Radio Talk Show host, Proprietor of Liberty Garden, Aptos, California; Speech to the Eighth Annual Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y. October 23, 2004)
    By using intensive management, native plants whose seed bank was long dormant returned in great variety to Liberty Garden in Santa Cruz County on coastal California. Abundance ecology, based on private property rights, is the opposite of shortage ecology, based on the Endangered Species Act.
  • "Private Conservation of Wildlife in Africa" - By Brian Seasholes, Speech to the Sixth Annual New York Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, November 16, 2002)
    The creation of property rights to wildlife in southern Africa caused wildlife to burgeon on private lands. In Zimbabwe, the black rhinoceros, lions, elephants, and imperiled wild dogs migrated to conservancies, where they multiplied.
  • Robert J. Smith"Private Conservation — Proven Environmentalism" - Robert J. Smith, President, Center for Private Conservation, Keynote Address to the Sixth Annual New York Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, November 2002)
    This engrossing discourse on ornithology and other wildlife is meant to convey the good news that private landowners and private associations are almost always better stewards of the land, resources, and wildlife than government coercion and government ownership.
  • Nate Dickinson"An Innovative Approach to Natural Area Restoration" — by Nate Dickinson, Wildlife Biologist (PRFA, July 22, 2002)
    Nate Dickinson's insights about Michael Shaw's restoration of native species on his coastal California property. Instead of relying on herbicides, burning, or grazing to eliminate exotic plants, Mr. Shaw used scientifically directed human energy to release the native seedbank, working past successive invasions of other unwanted plants toward bountiful results.

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